The start-up uses proprietary technology to remove contaminants such as microplastics, hormones, chemicals, and heavy metals typically found in drinking water
Drink-tech start-up EauLab is set to disrupt the bottled water industry. The new venture is the brainchild of Sean Moran, a passionate advocate of working to improve the quality of drinking water using the latest scientific methods.
“We created Eaulab with the belief that clean, untainted water is a human right,” said Moran. “We want to see a seismic shift in the way that the beverage industry looks at the production and sales of bottled water, and we believe that change will start with the work we want to do.”
The bottled water that EauLab plans to launch is an innovative solution to the rising levels of contaminants commonly found in drinking water.
The water that we drink is purified using technologies established decades ago. Since then, there has been a massive rise in new types of contaminants that are typically not effectively removed by these traditional technologies.
These contaminants end up in the water system as a result of the population taking new pharmaceuticals such as synthetic hormones, statins, and anti-depressants and increased volumes of antibiotics and painkillers.
The significantly increased use of pesticides fertilisers and herbicides by agriculture has also resulted in higher levels of these chemical contaminants in the water supply.
The concern around contaminants is also rising about the levels of microplastics in our drinking water. A recent study from the World Health Organisation showed that 90% of the world’s bottled water brands contain microplastics. The ingestion of microplastics has been linked to a variety of health problems.
EauLab to the rescue
The scope of the contaminated water problem is vast, and there is currently little if any regulatory obligation to remove these contaminants.
“The team at Eaulab is not waiting for the regulations to catch up,” the company said in a statement.
EauLab is determined to work ahead of the curve to develop new technologies and be part of a vanguard of solutions for this challenge affecting every member of society.
“Our actions today will be felt long into the future, so let’s makes sure those actions are responsible,” said Moran.
EauLab is in talks with crowdfunding platforms to secure funding to support commercialisation.
Date published: 10 July 2020